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Rockhampton grandmother 'never has to work again' after lottery win

  It's retirement and a new house for a Rockhampton grandmother after winning Gold Lotto's division one draw. The woman, who wishes to stay anonymous, had been babysitting her grandsons on Saturday night, when her life changed. She had her son double check the ticket online - not believing when they saw she...

How to survive your child's first day of school

  Thousands of kids in Rockhampton will be bubbling between excited and nervous with school officially returning on Wednesday. It can be a challenging time for parents with kids starting their very first day of school, but there are some tricks to make the day less daunting. Central Queensland University psychology expert Dr...

New Aussies sworn in, officially welcomed at citizenship ceremony

Rockhampton is welcoming 21 new Australian citizens at a special citizenship ceremony tomorrow. The new Australians come from a range of different countries including India, South Africa, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, UK, and Papua New Guinea. Acting Mayor Neil Fisher says celebrating diversity is part of Rockhampton's cultural fabric. "One of the...

Early votes flood in for next Rockhampton mayor

    Almost half of Rockhampton has already voted in tomorrow's mayoral by-election. Nearly 44 per cent of residents have either posted their votes or visited an early voting centre ahead of early voting ending at 6pm. Queensland's assistant electoral commissioner Wade Lewis says 60 per cent of people who nominated to have their...

Motorcycle crash lands man in hospital

A man in his 40s is suffering leg injuries after a motorcycle crash at Clinton this morning. Paramedics were called to Don Young Drive and Dawson Highway at 6:26am, where the motorcycle and another vehicle collided. The man has been treated with head, arm, and leg injuries by paramedics before being transported...
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